Back pain is common in everyone, especially for people who workout on a daily basis. Using muscles every single day can be exhausting and you use your back for everything you do. Before you use a foam roller to help with back pain be sure to talk you a doctor first. In some extreme cases using a foam roller could actually make the pain in your back worse. In this article you will find out which roller is the best for back pain relief and also a few exercises.
Using a foam roller every day or before a workout can prevent injury. The best way to fix your back is to not have anything wrong with it in the first place. However if you do experience pain in your back here are a few exercises you can use to alleviate lower back pain and stretch out your muscles.
There are a large number of foam rollers on the market and although they all seem like the same they are not. You are going to want to find the sturdiest foam roller. The ones with the middle hollowed out are particularly strong and have been known to be the best. Using the foam roller is easy, place the roller on its side on the floor of an open area. Sit-down on the floor with your back against the roller. Gently lean back so that the foam roller safely supports your back, and your hips are slightly raised. Adjust the roller so that it applies gentle pressure to the pain afflicted area. Be sure that you are not putting large amounts of force on the pain area for this could create bigger issues. Slowly move your body back and forth over the roller, applying pressure with your body weight as you see fit. You can do this for as long as you need. Back pain will not go away very easily. It will take time for it to fully heal. With the help of a foam roller your back should be good as new eventually, doing this exercise before and after your workout is a smart idea if you hope to be pain free.
Another stretch you can do with a foam roller to relieve back pain is similar to the one stated above. With the foam roller resting underneath your lower back, pull your left leg up and hug your left knee. Roll from the base of your left side of your rib cage to above your gluteus. Do 10-12 slow and steady passes, and then repeat on the other side. The lower back is tricky, and hard to fix, taking a break from strenuous exercises should be a top priority. If you do this back exercise multiple times a day and avoid anything that could hurt your back further then you should be pain free in a couple of days.
In conclusion if you choose to continue workout or doing whatever it was that hurt your back in the first place your healing process will take a long time. Avoiding work that makes you feel uncomfortable because of the pain in your back is important. If you do this and use the foam roller to do these exercises there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to fully heal and get back to your everyday activities as soon as possible. Remember though that before you do any back exercises it is important that you first see a doctor. The problem you are having could be a result of something that a foam roller cant fix and in some cases it may be an injury that if you use a foam roller you can actually irritate the back even more.